1915 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1915 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
National champion (Billingsley)
Western Conference co-champion
Conference Western Conference
1915 record 6–0–1 (3–0–1 Western)
Head coach Henry L. Williams (16th year)
Home stadium Northrop Field
Seasons
« 1914 1916 »
1915 Big 9 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Minnesota + 3 0 1     6 0 1
Illinois + 3 0 2     5 0 2
Chicago 4 2 0     5 2 0
Ohio State 2 1 1     5 1 1
Purdue 2 2 0     3 3 1
Wisconsin 2 3 0     4 3 0
Iowa 1 2 0     3 4 0
Indiana 1 3 0     3 3 1
Northwestern 0 5 0     2 5 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1915 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1915 college football season. In their 16th year under head coach Henry L. Williams, the Golden Gophers compiled a 6–0–1 record (3–0–1 against Western Conference opponents), tied for the conference championship, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 191 to 35.[1] The only setback was a tie with Illinois with whom the Gophers shared the conference championship. The team was retroactively selected as the national champion for 1915 by the Billingsley Report.[2]

End Bert Baston, fullback Bernie Bierman and guard Merton Dunningan were named All-Americans by the Associated Press.[3] Baston was also named an All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and Look Magazine.[3] Baston, Bierman and Dunnigan were named All-Big Ten first team.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
10/02/1915 North Dakota* Northrop FieldMinneapolis, MN W 41-0  
10/09/1915 Iowa State* Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN W 34-6  
10/16/1915 South Dakota* Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN W 19-0  
10/23/1915 Iowa Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN W 51-13  
10/30/1915 at Illinois Champaign, IL T 6-6  
11/13/1915 Chicago Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN W 20-7  
11/20/1915 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 20-3  
*Non-conference game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Yearly Results (1915-1919)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Keiser, Jeff (2007). "2007 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 179. 
  4. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007). "2007 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 180.